Director of Public Prosecutions Claire Loftus: said when her office decided not to prosecute in a rape case, it was ‘only very rarely that there is any issue about the credibility of the complainant’

The Director of Public Prosecutions has defended her office’s handling of rape cases, saying it was “only very rarely” that it decided not to prosecut(...)

The Criminal Courts of Justice on Parkgate Street in Dublin.

Two men have been jailed for five weeks each for fighting in the Great Hall of the Criminal Courts of Justice.Barry Dodd (27) of Vincent Street Flats (...)

The Courts Service has said  proposals announced last June to close four Dublin courthouses and centralise criminal business in the Criminal Courts of Justice complex, near Phoenix Park, have been abandoned for now.

The Courts Service has decided not to go ahead with the significant reorganisation of court services in the Dublin region because of the possibility o(...)

Complaints from residents have prompted a major drug operation in Dublin’s north inner city today, which is expected to result in almost 100 charges.   File Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Complaints from residents have prompted a major drug operation in Dublin’s north inner city today. More than 100 gardaí are taking part in the raids a(...)

Mountjoy Prison reception wing: for the first 24 hours newcomers are housed in the relative comfort of B Base before going to permanent cells or another prison Photograph: David Sleator

Former minister of state Ivor Callely is due to be told this morning if he will stay in Mountjoy Prison, Dublin, to begin his sentence, or if he wi(...)

Steve Collins,  father of murdered Limerick man Roy Collins, has said the “10-year nightmare” experienced by his family is now over following the conviction of Wayne Dundon (36) and Nathan Killeen (24) for the murder. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The father of murdered Limerick man Roy Collins has said the “10-year nightmare”experienced by his family is now over. Speaking outside the Criminal C(...)

Fingal County Council has passed a motion calling for a plebiscite for a directly elected mayor of Dublin.

Fingal County Council this evening passed a motion calling for a plebiscite for a directly elected mayor of Dublin four months after it scuppered orig(...)

Cllr Richard Humphreys (Lab) says closure of the court would have a “devastating impact” on the local solicitor firms. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

Councillors in Dún Laoghaire are calling for a united front to stop controversial plans for the closure of their local courthouse by the end of the y(...)

Gardai appealed for witnesses this week to a shooting on Monday inside and outside a pub in Sallynoggin. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A man in his 30s arrested in connection with a shooting at a pub in Dublin last Monday in which a man was injured is due to appear in court tomorrow. (...)

Three mens have been charged in connection with the robbery of a transit delivery van in Raheny Village on Monday.  File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Three men have been charged in connection with the robbery of a transit delivery van in Raheny Village on Monday. The men, in their 20s and 30s, alleg(...)